# How do you FOIL # (2x + 3) (x-2)#?

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Mar 23, 2018

#### Explanation:

The operation is called distribution, the acrynom to remember how to multiply 2 binomials is FOIL.

It's important to understand that 'foiling' something is a misnomer and should only be used as a guide for how to perform the operation.

Recall, FOIL stands for First - Outer - Inner - Last.

Begin by multiplying the first 2 terms.

Then, multiply the outer terms.

Multiply the inner terms.

Lastly, multiply the last terms.

Then, write them all out in the order that you performed the operations.

Then, combine like terms.